A Very Fine/Rare Small Jewelry Box Inlaid with Mother of Pearl,Tortoise Shell, Shagreen-19th C. Korea, Joseon dynasty, 19th century.
A rectangular shapped jewelry Box inlaid unusually with mother of pearl, tortoise shell and shagreen and wire accented delicately over the exteriors with a chrysanthemum floral head
in the center surrounded by wire scroll and floral petals on four corners, large tortoise shell
inlaid decoration out corners as well, four sides on exteriors inlaid with shagreens and tortoise
shell with floral scroll spray with wires over dark brown enamel on exteriors, interiors attached
with a green materials later probably. It’s in very fine condition but its base splitted and
enamel retouched-see photo, it measures 20cm x 5.2cm d. x 9.5cm h.